After approximately four years…


I have finally updated the look and feel of my blog to complement (although not match) the rest of my website.

(The “complementing, but not matching” part was a decision I made many years ago: that I wanted to clearly delineate between my website [which is wholly commercial in the sense that it's basically all about my books and writing] and my blog [which is sometimes about things that are not even remotely related to stuff that I am selling]. I haven’t revisited that decision since. When I first started the blog/website, I didn’t have Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr. Obviously that line has been blurred and then smashed and then reconstituted and mixed in with the mashed potatoes. I’m still contemplating what it means–for instance, I haven’t even linked to my Tumblr site from this website yet, for the simple reason that my Tumblr site is almost never about my books.)

(Suffice it to say, I use different social media platforms in vastly different ways.)

(I am not sure if this is good or bad.)

(But I do think that I could make a record for the most parenthetical comments in one blog post [or failing that, for the most nested parenthetical comments in a single post <how am I doing?>].)

I am also testing to see if the blog now properly updates Facebook/Twitter. It might not. Or maybe it will push this post twice. Let’s see what happens.

Edited to add: I’ve had a handful of people talking about some odd behavior here, and after checking rabidly and extensively on a variety of browsers and being utterly unable to duplicate the errors, I think I know what is causing the problem. I believe that some people have the old stylesheet still saved in cache, and so it’s causing some weird behaviors. Try reloading this page, or if that fails, clearing the cache from your browser and loading the page.

If that still doesn’t work, please let me know in comments.

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10 Responses to “After approximately four years…”

  1. romsfuulynn says:

    On a related noe to paren theses you should look at Robin Mckinley’s bolg which has footnotes

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  2. Cris says:

    I’m not sure if it’s just on my small Mac screen, but your logo overlaps the text in the first two paragraphs, but otherwise, it looks good :)

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  3. LILinda says:

    Does the same on my PC/running XP. Did follow link from Twitter, so that works.

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  4. Berinn says:

    Your blog is looking great in Chrome!

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  5. azteclady says:

    It looks perfectly fine (and very nice) to me–Firefox/Mozilla if that helps any.

    While I understand the bit about different uses for different platforms, as someone who doesn’t “do” tumblr, facebook or twitter, I wish more of your amazing stuff made it to the blog at some point.

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  6. Niki says:

    I second Azteclady. I check your blog constantly for content, so I am amused that I discovered your SCOTUS piece through comments on a sci-fi nerdy site I follow. (Awesome bit of work, there!)

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  7. Hi Niki and azteclady. As a stopgap measure, I’ve put together an RSS feed that mashes up my blog, my tumblr, and my Facebook accounts.

    (I left off twitter because it would be a huge pain, frankly–and not that easy to follow).

    You can access it here: http://mix.chimpfeedr.com/28dd6-courtneymilanall

    Sometime over the next handful of days, I’ll make a prettier front end for this, but right now it will give you a place so that you can make sure that you’re not missing anything cool.

    For everyone where the logo overlapped: my bad for not doing a little more browser testing. Right now, it looks right in all the browsers I can test on from home, and it came out right in Browser Shots, so I *think* I fixed the problem. Anyone disagree?

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  8. Kristen A. says:

    I’m still seeing the logo overlapping the text in both Firefox and IE.

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  9. I’m also posting this in comments in case anyone has subscribed to the comments.

    I’ve had a handful of people talking about some odd behavior here, and after checking rabidly and extensively on a variety of browsers and being utterly unable to duplicate the errors, I think I’ve diagnosed the cause of the problem. I believe that some browsers have the old style sheet still saved in cache, and that’s causing some weird behaviors. Try reloading this page, or if that fails, clearing the cache from your browser and loading the page.

    If that still doesn’t work, please let me know in comments.

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  10. Niki says:

    I am finally logged into this site on my computer, rather than my mobile. What a lovely makeover! I don’t really have more to say than that. It’s very attractive, and nicely complements your book site. Brava!

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Courtney Milan writes historical romance novels like the ones you see to the right. She still remembers bits and pieces from her old lives, where she was (variously) a scientist and a lawyer.

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